University of Scranton

John C. Norcross, Ph.D.


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John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton, a board-certified clinical psychologist, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and a Clinical Professor at The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC). 

At the University of Scranton, he teaches courses in clinical psychology, field experience, career development, and psychotherapy.  He conducts research, advises students, supervises psychologists, and moderates the local Psi Chi chapter.

Author of the acclaimed self-help book Changeology, he has authored over 350 publications and has co-written or edited 22 professional books, principally in the areas of psychotherapy, clinical psychology, professional training, and self-change.  Among them are Psychotherapy Relationships that WorkInsider's Guide to Graduate School in Clinical and Counseling PsychologyAPA Handbook of Clinical Psychology (5 volumes), and Systems of Psychotherapy (now in its 8th edition).

His recent books, psychotherapy videotapes, graduate school modules, and therapy preference inventory can be found by clicking the links on the left. 

Dr. Norcross is past-president of the American Psychological Association's Division of Psychotherapy and the Division of Clinical Psychology as well as the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI). He has served as an APA Council Representative and as a director of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. 

Among his awards are the Pennsylvania Professor of the Year from the Carnegie Foundation, the Distinguished Contributions to Education & Training Award from the APA, Fellow status in multiple associations, and election to the National Academies of Practice.

An engaging teacher and clinician, Dr. Norcross has conducted workshops and lectures in 30 countries. He lives in northeast Pennsylvania with his wife, two grown children, and two grandchildren.